Some pension books could be delivered late, informs ministry

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Some pensioners who receive retirement payments under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) could experience delays in the delivery of their pension order books.

In a newspaper advertisement today, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security informed that the delay was due to technical difficulties but assured that the books have already been printed.

As a result, pension order books that end with the letter 'C' will not be available for collection until another two weeks, the ad said.

However, an official in the Fund Accounts section at the ministry told OBSERVER ONLINE that the books were dispatched last week.

The ministry has undertaken a modernization project to improve service delivery as it seeks to transition to direct deposits for pension payments.

Currently, people receive their benefits through the pension order book, a cheque, bank draft and direct deposit to a bank account.

For the pension order book, retirees receive a voucher/cheque book with 13 leaves.
Each voucher is predated and payments are due two weeks apart.

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